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Train Ticket Buying Software is Mostly a Scam (Yeah, Big Surprise)

We’ve done a fair bit of reporting on China’s online train ticket sales system this year, which has been buggy as hell when it&#...

  • January 12, 2012
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eBay Continues Asia Postal Partnerships with Singapore Tie-up

Back in November we told you about eBay’s partnership with Japan Post to assist Japanese customer who wanted to sell items using the popul...

  • January 12, 2012
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Tencent’s Pony Ma Challenges Real-Name Advocates By Talking About Prostitutes

Real-name registration systems are all the rage in China these days. And by “all the rage,” what I mean is “increasingly m...

  • January 12, 2012
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Startup Grepsr Wants to Make Data Collection Easy

Grepsr is one of the more intriguing startups I’ve come across in a while. It is a data extraction and web crawling service which you ...

  • January 12, 2012
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Tmall Sells 100 Billion RMB Worth of Stuff, Decides to Change Its Name

Alibaba’s B2C e-commerce site, Tmall.com, which stands for Taobao Mall, is changing its Chinese name in a bid to give itself more dist...

  • January 11, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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App Promises 100% Business Card Scanning Accuracy, and Mostly Delivers

The Chinese startup Maketion has released a suitably primp and business-like app called Pulse Business Card, for iPhone and Android, which c...

  • January 11, 2012
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Baidu Launches “Share” Beta in Search Results

Earlier today, the folks at China Internet Watch spotted an interesting thing in some of Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) search results — ...

  • January 11, 2012
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How much should you pay an intern in a start-up?

A lot depends on what kind of intern you're getting. Here are two ways to determine the right pay.

  • January 11, 2012
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Applorer Gamebox Wants to Help You Find Android Games, Brings Better Payment Options

From the Singaporean team that brought you MoVend, an in-app mobile payment platform, comes a brand-new app called Applorer Gamebox. Its cre...

  • January 11, 2012
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Renren Expands, Adds a Pinterest-like Social Pinboard

Renren (NYSE:RENN), China’s biggest Facebook-like social network, has today launched a social pinboard and sharing website called Renr...

  • January 12, 2012
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9 Evil Tactics Used by 360 Safe Browser to Beat IE in China

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been wanting people in China to quit using Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) for quite some time – but it didnR...

  • January 12, 2012
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Meet RedMart, the latest (and greatest?) online mart in Singapore

All busy Singaporeans will be happy to know of yet another online store that brings household products right to one’s very doorsteps. The ...

  • January 12, 2012
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AdStars Appointed As UberSocial Advertising Partner in Indonesia

Adstars is an ad network company which has shown very fast growth. And now it has been chosen as the exclusive in-country advertising partne...

  • January 12, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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Chinese Video Site Youku Makes Movie Deal with Twentieth Century Fox

Chinese online video giant Youku (NYSE:YOKU) today announced that it has inked a deal with none other than Twentieth Century Fox Home Entert...

  • January 11, 2012
  • at 9:10 pm
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Upstart Chinese Smartphone Maker Eyes US Market in 2012

2011 was a pretty big year for most smartphone vendors, with increased consumer adoption leading to strong growth for many industry players....

  • January 11, 2012
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As Small Factories Shut in Huge Numbers, Is China’s Shanzhai Industry Dying?

China’s ramshackle cottage industry of low-grade phone and gadget makers – known as shanzhai in Chinese – looks to be on t...

  • January 11, 2012
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Social Tipping Platform Grow! Officially Released in Japan

Today, social tipping platform Grow! made its official launch in Japan. We have previously covered Grow here, as a platform that allows us...

  • January 11, 2012
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A Decade Later, Sony Playstation 2 Still Selling Well

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Playstation 2 game console was launched in 2000. It went on to become the best-selling game console of all time. But...

  • January 11, 2012
  • at 12:12 pm
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